Blake Dournaee covers the often forgotten back-end architecture for mobile apps which should expose cross-platform APIs to mitigate some of the effects of mobile O/S fragmentation.
Zan Thrash introduces Spock, a Grails testing framework that includes mocking, parameterized tests and an extension API.
Bobby Warner discusses the pros and cons of the available options that Grails developers have for creating RESTful APIs.
Raymond Chen tells the story of Windows’ API evolution from the beginning up to its latest version, WinRT.
Michael Brunton-Spall shares his experience re-architect The Guardian’ Content API from a system based on Solr to a message queue cloud service based upon Elastic Search, without any downtime.
Ben Christensen explains how Netflix optimizes server’s interaction with more than 800 client devices by creating customized concurrent service endpoints with RxJava and Hystrix.
Bijan Vaez discusses building large-scale cross-platform mobile apps with HTML5 including offline support, real-time interactivity, and device APIs (camera, GPS).
An important use case for mobile apps is providing instant access to remote resources, whether it be social networks or enterprise services. How can the server API and the client app be designed in parallel to improve the experience? This panel discusses things to do and to avoid in building APIs for mobile apps, and answer attendees' questions on the topic.
Amit Jotwani, Adam Duvander, and Swift advise on creating and promoting APIs.
Chris Haddad, Pat Cappelaere, Asad Khan provide advice on successfully managing APIs throughout their life cycle as products.
The panelists discuss their approaches in using APIs and open standards and data in the education sector.